“This place is incredible…”
“As luck would have it, we do have enough money. But I would have been quite angry with Veikin right now if we were in a less stable position.”
We sat down together and looked at the ceiling. It was pure white and without a single stain. That meant…I would not be able to count the stains as I fell asleep.
I turned my head to the side and saw that there was a shelf near the entrance, and it was lined with the usual security devices.
They really were everywhere…
“Two gold pieces and twenty silvers for two weeks… That’s around fifteen silvers for a day. It really is quite expensive.”
“However, seeing it now…and considering it is for both of us, seven silvers and fifty coppers is a fair enough price.”
“Yeah, I couldn’t stay here alone…”
Still, we really did not have infinite funds. A lot of the money used for the wyverns went into my armor. And the reward money for the kobolds and assault kobold went into buying supplies and replacing my cursed equipment. We had enough money to stay here for a month,
but we would have to start making money again soon, if we wanted to rely on it in an emergency.
“We’ll have to start making money soon.”
“There are so many Adventurers here. We might have to fight for the best jobs.”
“At least we can convert materials. Maybe we can just make money on random hunting quests.”
“But I would not be surprised if they have become scarce from so much hunting”.
Monsters occurred naturally in the world, and there was no danger of extinction. However, if so many Adventurers in this town were hunting them at once, they would just be fighting over who got them when they respawned. Well, the Adventurers here did seem pretty well behaved… But we were still new here and didn’t really know how things worked. We would have to ask around at the guild later.
With that decided, I decided to take a bath.
There was a faucet-like magic device near the bathtub. I tried turning it, expecting a gush of hot water, but nothing came out. Hmm…how did this thing work? I tilt my head to the side and a small box catches my eye. There were stones inside, blue and red. And also a metal tool. Even more confusing. How was I supposed to use these?
I thought about it for a moment…and inspected the faucet. There was a dent inside that I had assumed was part of the design, but I now realized that it was the same size as the stones. It wasn’t hard to figure the rest out. I placed the blue stone in and tried turning the valve. The once unresponsive faucet was now gushing.
The blue stone was water ore. But who wants that? This red one was likely fire ore. And it would give me the hot water that I craved.
It breathed fire!! Why!?
“You idiot!! What are you doing!”
Daniela heard my scream of terror and rushed into the room and closed the valve. The fire vanished and all you could see was a slightly blackened bathtub.
“Just a little panic…”
“I am the one who panicked…what are you…how in the…”
“But water came out and…who wouldn’t think the fire ore would result in hot water…”
“This is how you use this thing.”
Daniela picked up the tool that was in the box and started hammering the ore into small pieces. Ahhh, that’s what the tool is for… Then she mixed the grains and put them into the hole and turned the valve. Steaming hot water now poured from the faucet.
“Really… You are not from here, so of course, you would not know. You must ask me for help before you hurt yourself.”
“My bad. I’ll be careful next time.”
“I hope so. You do realize that it would be quite costly to pay for destroying such a large bathtub?”
“I know, I know.”
So, we just crushed all of the ore and put it in. Does that mean it can only be used once…?
“Should we go in together, like back in Alessa?”
This really was a day for overheating.